Quote Originally Posted by Elrar View Post
Went out to lunch after my last reply to this thread - see it got a bit chaotic. Firstly, let's not get at each other's throats over this guys. As we've clearly stated, this is somewhat of an experiment and it really depends on how it goes. We all play on a variety of shards across the studio (some of us even play on multiple shards/rule sets), we have people at every level and who partake in every type of content. We will have our eyes and ears open and watching the impact that this feature has on the game and its communities through our own experiences and the story that our metrics provides. Many of us have implemented transfers (free or otherwise) in multiple MMO's and have the knowledge we've gained from those experiences supporting our decisions as well. None of this is guaranteed to be permanent, nor being done in a vacuum. I truly understand the concerns and point of view some of you share, they are common across the industry. However, it's also important that we offer services that are useful for bringing our players together and not jeopardize that goal by chasing down potential boogeymen . Of course we'll have protections to ensure plat farmers and exploiters cannot wontonly abuse the system and we can closely monitor who uses the transfers and why they use them to ensure there is no unintended abuse. We even stated in the press release this is a "grand experiment." If it doesn't work, so be it, we'll still have a fully functional Free Character Transfer service. The question right now is, how much more winning can we make it for our legitimate players (meaning you)? And to further clarify the clarifications - yes, it is currently intended to allow you to transfer each character (with some level/trial restrictions applied) once every 7 days. Thanks for your continued feedback all
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